Ordered a Diana outlaw
Hope it lives up to the hype. A nice mid priced, side lever, regulated rifle. If its accurate and gets a decent shot count it should be a winner.
Well it showed up today. Only had time to check it over, mount a scope, clean barrel and shoot 10 18.1 JSB and 10 Crosman 14.3 over the chrony.
Trigger breaks at 1 1/2 lbs and I need to tweak it a bit to my liking. Jsb 18 were 875-890 and CPUM were 970 fps. The ldc is empty so I will make a couple baffles to quiet it down some more. It's not bad now but could use some help. Gun handles and shoulders great. More to come later after more testing.
I was interested in the Outlaw but in .177. I do have the Airmax Dominator XL in .22. A thing to watch out for. The side lever pin at the rear of the breech has a tendency to work its way up and after a few shots is about half way out. Keep on eye on that. It would be bad to lose that traipsing through the woods. I have heard many say that had to use Red Loctite to keep it in place. Enjoy your new Outlaw.
I had a chance to get familiar with the gun a bit today. The trigger broke at 1 1/2 #'s but you couldn't tell where second stage was. It was just one long even pull. I took it apart and found the trigger is made very well and just needed some adjustment and slight polishing. The sear and levers are very smooth and needed no work but the trigger blade is powder coated or something similar. The top of it is where the sear lever contacts it and it needed the coating polished off. I replaced the trigger spring with a slightly lighter one I had on hand and then adjusted the first and second stages. It ended with a nice light first stage and a 1 lb 2nd stage but it is a little long yet. I may adjust it some more later on.
Next I added some washers and spacers in the ldc and cut the bark in half. The barrel is crowned prertty nice and so far it seems to be very accurate. The weathert not worthy as it's been windy and raining so no bench testing yet.
As I was testing it out I would shoot a few over the chrony and noticed it has some swings in fps mostly higher but only once in a while. After I get a couple hundred pellets through it I will run some chrony strings with different pellets and see if it settled down . Then I will do some accuracy testing
Did more testing and some target shooting tonight. Damn weather sucks . We had snow flurries all day and it only got to 36 ° .
But I braved the cold to shoot and here are the results. I'm really liking this gun and it is shooting great now with only a couple hundred pellets thru it.
I filled the gun to 3400 according to my tank guage and refill was 1800 so I'm assuming that is where the reg is set. Or close to it.
Target was shot at 35 yards off a small metal table, gun fore end rested on bag, rear against shoulder. Groups are 11 shots each ( one mag each)
Sorry pics are out of order